Comprehensive Denture Solutions from Dr. Manheimer
When you have missing teeth, chances are you’ll want your bite restored as soon as possible. Depending on your dental replacement goals, you have several options to choose from.
Traditional Adhesive Dentures and Implant-Supported Options
Adhesive Based Dentures have been around since the 18th century, and dental professionals have improved function and aesthetics with this appliance over the years. This dental appliance provides an affordable and fast solution, restoring patients’ ability to chew foods and satisfying the needs of most older seniors.
Traditional dentures require the dentist to obtain an impression of your gums and any remaining teeth (in the case of partial dentures) for the lab. You will also be able to choose your preferred tooth shade and, once crafted, your dentures will be adjusted to fit comfortably.
Implant-Supported or Hybrid Dentures enable a truly stable bite and return permanent dental function. This option can renew confidence in your smile as there is no chance your dentures will slip and cause embarrassment.
During Implant-supported denture treatment, four or more biocompatible titanium posts are placed in your jaw. These serve as the roots of replacement teeth and anchor the denture, creating a secure and functional new smile.
Implant-Retained Overdentures - This is a middle ground between traditional dentures and implant-supported dentures. They’re typically secured with two implants, are removable, and provide improved function compared to adhesive-based dentures.
Which is Best for You?
Deciding on a solution to replace missing teeth is a simple process and includes a thorough consultation with a dentist who is experienced in all methods of full arch restoration.
Dental implants are the closest thing to natural teeth and are an excellent choice in many situations. If you have lost most or all of your teeth due to injury or periodontal disease, hybrid dentures are more affordable than replacing each individual tooth.
The most important considerations are age and the health of your jawbone. The longer you’ve been without teeth the more likely you have lost bone volume where implants are typically inserted. When tissue resorbs, bone grafts or augmentation are required to build an environment that promotes integration with your jaw, thus creating the secure and stable hold for your denture.
For older patients who are used to their dentures or are considering dentures for the first time, weighing the permanent benefits of dental implants against the additional cost and need for surgery is important.
Dr. Jeffrey Manheimer provides high quality traditional and implant-supported dentures in Dumont, Haworth, and New Milford. If you need more information or are ready for your consultation, call our dedicated dentist today!